Internship/Artist Residency



The Internship/Artist Residency Program at James May Gallery offers college, graduate students, emerging artists, or those interested in arts management and/or art history work experience in a professional Gallery setting. James May Gallery is offering living space in exchange for 20 hours per week of work for the duration of one year (6/1/2019-6/1/2020). We are open to individuals, families and partners, pets will be considered depending on the situation. 


We also consider internships for college credit.



About the Gallery:

Started by Kendra Bulgrin and Jimmy Eddings in Algoma, Wisconsin in 2015 with a goal of presenting contemporary works of art and craft. The artist-run gallery specializes in showing regional and national artists and craftspeople both emerging and established. It is our hope to help first time art buyers, as well as collectors expand or start their art collection in a friendly, knowledgeable atmosphere. 


Our new space, James May North will open May 2019 specializing in fine art, events, corporate retreats, and workshops. There will be opportunities to propose workshops and special events.



About Algoma:


Algoma, Wisconsin is a small, quiet Lake Michigan community. Commercial fishing is a large draw. Within the last few years the arts have grown considerably in Algoma, with over half a dozen galleries participating in First Friday openings and art events.


The living space is located in an apartment above the gallery. It is centrally located in town, a grocery store is a block away, a library, several restaurants and bars are in close proximity. The location is close to gorgeous state parks, the Ahnapee trail, Lake Michigan, Door County, excellent birding, the oldest winery in Wisconsin and a brewery are a block away! 



Other sources of income:

There are many opportunities for part-time work in town or seasonal work in Algoma and surrounding Door County if a part-time job is needed. If you have a ceramic background there is a possibility to teach classes next door at Clay on Steele. 


Proximity form Algoma


Green Bay is 30 miles 

Sturgeon Bay is 16 miles

Milwaukee is 127 miles

Chicago is 217 miles




Applications Due: March 1st 2019


Start Date: June 1st 2019


Responsibilities would include but not limited to:


Typical work for Intern Artists includes event preparation, administrative tasks, gallery upkeep and installation, maintenance of facilities/living spaces. 

When Intern Artist Program participants are not working for JMG they are expected to take advantage of the facilities, be a part of the community, and focus on developing their own work. 


20 hours of work per week


Installation & de-installation of exhibitions


Attend First Friday openings


Gallery sitting


Good customer service


Assist in curating exhibitions


General upkeep of facilities


Event planning


Gallery reviews/criticism/PR


Social media upkeep


Other tasks depending on skill set


Helpful, but not required:


Design experience



Internship Includes:


Living space includes a two-bedroom apartment (one bedroom could be used as a studio).



All who apply need to be self-motivated and resourceful and appreciate a quiet working environment.





The Intern/Residency Program is open to United States residents over 18 who have been enrolled part-time or full-time academic study in the arts or those interested in perusing a career in Arts Management. Applicants should demonstrate motivation in their work, a keen eye for detail, an ability to work well in a group/family environment, and a strong desire to expand their knowledge. Some studio experience is preferred.


Application Process:


(sent via email:




-10 High quality jpg images of your work if you are a visual artist, Writing example if you are in art history, art management, art curation


-Statement of Interest/ Cover Letter


-Letters from three references


* We will be conducting interviews by phone and final interviews by Skype



Applications Due: March 1st 2019


For more information:

Contact: Kendra Bulgrin at 262-753-3130 or Jimmy Eddings at 262-753-3141 



Past interns have gone on to graduate school, started their own businesses, become independent curators, and become designers. We do our part to foster a supportive, nurturing, and challenging environment.